Bengali actress Bitasta Saha found dead in apartment; police claim she was under stress

Kolkata: A semi-decomposed body of a small-time local actress of the Bengali entertainment industry was on Tuesday recovered from her flat in the southern part of the city's Kasba area, police said.

Bitasta Saha's semi-decomposed body was found hanging from the ceiling of her flat in Kasba area, they said.

After repeated phone calls went unanswered for almost two days, her mother visited the flat on Tuesday where she used to stay alone.

Bitasta Saha. Photo credit: Facebook/ Bitasta Salini Saha

Bitasta Saha. Photo credit: Facebook/ Bitasta Salini Saha

When Bitasta did not open the door after several knocks, her mother and neighbours informed police.

Police broke the door and found the actress's body hanging from the ceiling, a police officer said.

It was learnt that one of Bitasta's wrist was slit and there were several injury marks on her body too.

"Going by the preliminary signs it seems that she committed suicide. However, we are waiting for the postmortem report. The body appeared to be two-day-old and there was a bit of stench in the room," he said.

Police claimed the actress was under severe stress for quite sometime which could be a reason behind the incident.

"We have gone through her Facebook profile and posts, and found quite depressing posts on her wall... In fact at one point she had also talked about putting an end to her life... We are checking everything including her call details," police said.

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Updated Date: Feb 08, 2017 15:02:35 IST

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